The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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April 21, 2013

Local sports in brief 4/22/2013

JOHNSTOWN — GRAPPLING

Local boy wins two world titles

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Six-year-old Bowen Bassett of Elton won the 49-pound titles in two different competitions at the North American Grappling Association World Championships on Sunday.

Bowen, who represented Cambria Martial Arts of South Fork, won the gi and no gi championships, defeating grapplers from New York, Florida and Russia along the way.

Grappling is a mixture of ju jitsu and wrestling and features submission holds as well as point scoring. The gi is a jacket-style uniform that can be used as part of the holds.

Bowen is the son of Karissa and Bill Bassett.

BASEBALL

UPJ sweeps Lock Haven

Pitt-Johnstown improved to 24-17 with 18-7 and 10-2 victories over Lock Haven in a non-conference doubleheader on Sunday at Point Stadium.

Matt McGee belted a three-run home run and the Mountain Cats scored 11 runs over a two-inning span to break open a tie game in the opener. UPJ completed the sweep behind Matt McMillen’s four RBI in the nightcap.

The Mountain Cats broke open a 7-7 game with five runs in the fifth inning and six more in the sixth to coast to the Game 1 win.

John Fees earned the win after allowing seven runs on seven hits in five innings. Nate Plummer gave up two hits in two scoreless innings to close it out.

The Mountain Cats scored six runs in the bottom of the third inning and never looked back in Game 2. McMillen was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI while Kyle Morrow had two hits and drove in two. Jake Warner, Zach Vignero, and McGee also had two hits apiece.

Kody Reighard improved to 3-0 after surrendering two runs on seven hits over the first six innings before Rylan Schnably tossed a scoreless seventh.

Lock Haven fell to 14-20.

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